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You know what, OP? The truth is that you yourself have likely never, ever done anything to further your cause. Someone says “Hey, how about we try this?” and like a fussy infant, you throw a tantrum and find fault in everything. Let me tell you something- it doesn’t take much to tear something down. Offering alternatives, discussing which parts might work and which need to be worked on, those are the things that take real courage and strength. You aren’t doing anything except adding your own personal brand of hate to the already full pot. I have no idea how you don’t understand that. Maybe you do and it infuriates you so you become more bitter and nasty. Seriously, though, how about stepping aside so that those of us who actually want to work can work. Go play in your hate-corner with the other SJWs. Add your hate to their movement until we’re done fixing what you’ve destroyed. Then, when there’s no one let to hate, you can rip each other apart because let’s face it, you SJWs can’t survive without a good target for your misery.. You’re filled to the brim with hate and someone has to be cast as the receptacle for all your inner ugliness.

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fruendlichmariposa:

I’ve been reading a lot of posts from feminists complaining about Emma Watson’s U.N. speech, saying she shouldn’t have focused on men’s issues, because women’s issues need to come first. Um, hello? Emma Watson was trying to do damage control for you, and inviting men back into the conversation about gender equality. This is exactly why people say feminists don’t care about men. Because when a feminist tries to actually do something good about gender equality, you shut her down and say to only focus on women.

The second I read about He for She, I just knew that the Tumblrite SJW’s would find something to whine and cry about. Truth is, SJWs don’t want change. They want something to be angry about. They want an excuse to be rude to people.

Not-too-deep inside, they know that their online fussing and ranting has never helped anyone. THEY have never helped anyone or made anything resembling progress in their causes. Go ahead- next time one of them screams near/at you, remind them that they haven’t ever done a single thing to help their cause. Do it. You won’t get another response out of them after you drop that logic bomb on them.

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miwadake:



You delivered this news unto me first. I’m full of joy to hear this. A little nervous about how he’ll turn out, but they did a pretty good job on Heath, so I trust you, Mattel.

miwadake:

You delivered this news unto me first. I’m full of joy to hear this. A little nervous about how he’ll turn out, but they did a pretty good job on Heath, so I trust you, Mattel.

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That’s still a really high place to put a mirror. Who is going to use it up there? A famed picture of a fan would actually make more sense.

That’s still a really high place to put a mirror. Who is going to use it up there? A famed picture of a fan would actually make more sense.

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unpopular-doll-opinions:

renacat:

Monster High and Ever After High repaints by me!

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Ignore the starts-with-C-and-rhymes-with blunt, Lauren. The only way to get better is to keep working on it, and you’ve got a fine start. (P.S, if that “eww” was just an inside joke and the two of you are actually good buddies, then I retract my statement).

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cheriiredmoon:

Hey guys!  Big thing here.  Monster High is doing a character poll for their next doll.  One of the characters (the bolded dude rocking the mermaid lineage) is a canon wheelchair user who absolutely defies all attempts to coddle him and limit his activities because of his device use.  Bad thing:  we think he’s being deliberately voted against by Mattel and that the poll is rigged in favor of an able-bodied character who didn’t even have a name before now.  So here’s the plan.  We up-vote him like hella, and hope that Mattel will get the damn message that representation matters and that includes individuals with disabilities. 

Even if you’re not into Monster High or doll collecting, this is a huge opportunity to get a foot in the door with a major brand and a major line (Monster High, at last check, is Mattel’s second highest grossing line, following only Barbie).  Please help us out!

We can do this!

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pocketsizeguys:

Please vote for Finnegan “Rider” Wake.

Disabled characters need representation.

I’m in a wheelchair myself, and seeing that Rider even existed as a character was so wonderful to me. And then my next thought was how badly I wanted him to be made into a doll, but immediately my brain quashed that optimism with an “oh, they’d never make a disabled character.” Then (even if it may have been unintentional for her to be perceived as one since she’s so patently a living stereotype) Vandala Doubloon was spoiled, and I thought to myself, “Well if they’ll make a prosthetic character, why can’t they make a wheelchair-bound character?” And I got even more down about it. Disabled people are so invisible in media, and I didn’t think things would change anytime soon.

But now he’s up for vote for release in 2015, and yet I’m seeing people ranting about how badly Quill and Gory need to win.

If you will remember back in 2010 when they put things up for vote the first time, it was Headless Headmistress, Wydona, and Scarah. ALL OF THEM got made. Two were SDCC exclusives, sure, but only initially—they’ve both also seen more widespread release since that. Just because Quill and Gory don’t win, doesn’t mean they won’t be made.

Gory needs to be made, and Quill is cute enough to be a great doll. I do agree both dolls need to be made. I’m in full support of making all backgrounders, especially the Belfry Prep and Werewolf Academy characters.

But Rider is a disabled character. With a wheelchair.

Gory would have the same cast as the CAM Vampire. We have three vampire girls already (Draculaura, Elissabat, and the CAM Vampire). And we have multiple “little sister” dolls now (Howleen, Twyla, and the grim reaper girl from Haunted), as well as several girl dolls with wings. We do not have a disabled character yet!! This is so important!

This tag always prides itself for its vocal adherence to supporting the representation of ethnicity, sexuality, body positivity, etc. This is the first time Mattel has really stepped up to the plate to let us prove we can put our money where our mouths are. They let us down once before, after promising us Grimmily-Anne. Make it known the MH fanbase wants Mattel to make it possible to celebrate ALL freaky flaws, that we’re ALL perfectly imperfect.

Don’t let Rider down, Tumblr MH fandom.

I agree with you so hard- we need Finnegan right now for so many reasons. You mentioned most of them, and I just want to throw this in- male merpeople are hardly ever seen in doll form. In fact, I’ve never seen one (though I’m sure one must exist somewhere in the most obscure locations). Having a mainstream merperson as a doll will… I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful that’ll be.

I put the vote thing in my favorites bar and go once a day to vote. You guys should do that, too, because right now Gory is winning. I love Gory, too, but FFS, we have enough vampires! Come on, everyone- stuff those ballot boxes for our merboy! We can make it happen.

(P.S- thank you for reminding us that eventually all of them will be made. I feel a little better)

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applemaiden:

Some of y’all are complaining that Rider is winning the poll for the wrong reasons. They’re all going to be dolls, most likely, but the problem is that last time there was a poll two of them were SDCC releases. That’s a big problem when we want representation.

Is it nice to have an exclusive doll? Hell yeah. But I and many other people want Rider to be a doll because kids with disabilities could see him and be delighted. If Rider becomes a doll, he should be widely distributed so everyone can buy him. He shouldn’t be hoarded by those privileged enough to fly to a convention, or sold on eBay by scalpers for 200-300 bucks.

That’s the real worry here.

I agree- I want a Ryder doll so much, but if he’s a ComiCon release, the scalpers are going to snatch him up and demand big, BIG bucks for him.

So how do we let Mattel know about this issue? That’s what I want to know. Just tell me, and I’ll do it. I’ll cram their inboxes and Traditional mailboxes to the gills with letters if that’s what it takes.

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coelasquid:

So hey! I had no idea this was going live so soon but apparently Mattel has launched their fan poll to decide which of these characters is going to be produced as a doll in 2015 so I’m allowed to talk about it now!
(and by “talk about” I mean “give you no further details on the matter beyond showing you where to cast your vote”)

Oh, you have no idea how much I want Finnegan Wake (AKA Rider/Ryder) to win this vote and go Doll-Form. Pleeease please let’s make this happen! We hardly have any male dolls and you don’t see mermales all that often. Come, people, we gotta make this a reality! Hit that vote button in the middle! You know you wanna!

coelasquid:

So hey! I had no idea this was going live so soon but apparently Mattel has launched their fan poll to decide which of these characters is going to be produced as a doll in 2015 so I’m allowed to talk about it now!

(and by “talk about” I mean “give you no further details on the matter beyond showing you where to cast your vote”)

Oh, you have no idea how much I want Finnegan Wake (AKA Rider/Ryder) to win this vote and go Doll-Form. Pleeease please let’s make this happen! We hardly have any male dolls and you don’t see mermales all that often. Come, people, we gotta make this a reality! Hit that vote button in the middle! You know you wanna!

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beyondtwosoulsconfessions:



I chose the Beyond ending just so Ryan couldn’t have Jodie.




Yeeeeah! Hastag #FuckRyan2013! I love it!

beyondtwosoulsconfessions:

I chose the Beyond ending just so Ryan couldn’t have Jodie.

Yeeeeah! Hastag #FuckRyan2013! I love it!

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ollieann:

I made this as a thank you for my thesis advisor who is a very enthusiastic sailor :)

ollieann:

I made this as a thank you for my thesis advisor who is a very enthusiastic sailor :)

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jeanettegetrost:

Kristina Bazan of Kayture 

Nearly broke my fingers because of how fast I hit this blog’s Follow button.

jeanettegetrost:

Kristina Bazan of Kayture 

Nearly broke my fingers because of how fast I hit this blog’s Follow button.

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lifeisourstory:

mental illnesses and depression have such a negative stigma and some of the shit i’ve been reading about Robin Williams death is so insensitive, disrespectful, and wholly ignorant. for the people sending his family hate messages you are the scum of this earth.

mental illness is not something that is easily controllable. it’s an addiction. it’s a disease. have you ever lived in the mind of someone who was mentally ill? have you ever seen it destroy someone you love? it infests their conscious and subconscious. it is constantly with them. they are constantly berated by mental and psychological pain. and you see it in their face and their eyes. everyday. all the time. imagine. they become defined by this disease because it becomes them. mental illness is a tragedy.

this isn’t something that can be easily simplified, as to say “have strong faith and you’ll be happy” or “surround yourself with people” or “do things you love”. you can be and do all these things and still suffer from severe depression. and yes severe depression is a serious mental illness and should NOT be treated without feeling. there is NOTHING funny about mental illness. it is not a joke. it’s a sickness that can be as detrimental as cancer. depression is complex and complicated. it is a PSYCHOLOGICAL cancer. there is no simple solution because a simple solution DOES NOT EXIST.

Robin dedicated his life to making people’s souls laugh even when his couldn’t. and that takes an uncommon and beautiful kind of courage. rest well.

and to all those still suffering, keep fighting.

I said in my previous post that I’d explain, so here we go:

I got into a huge fight with an older fellow (well, he’s 60). He said some horrible things. He called Robin “weak, selfish, and cowardly”.

I asked him “how dare you? You have no idea what kind of pain he was carrying around” Then he got mad at me because he said “I HAD depression!” From what he’s told me, though, it was in High School and mostly had to do with being unpopular.

We got into a fight, he yelled at me, and I ended up getting out of the car and walking the rest of the way.

I just can’t stand people who have no clue about MI yet insist on telling people what’s “wrong with them”.

Selfish? So, dude, if you were on fire and a loved one said “No, don’t put it out; I like reading by firelight”, How would you like that? You’re basically saying “I’LL be sad if you leave, so I want you to stay here and suffer because ME ME ME. And I burned myself accidentally with an iron ten years ago.”

But seeing all of the Tumblr people reblogging and giving good, positive vibes and I no longer care what that man said. Sometimes I tease Tumblr about the political climate, but the Robin Williams love and solidarity that you’re displaying gives me hope. You understand that MI isn’t something he did lightly. The general atmosphere is like this- “Robin, I’ll miss you. I know you had your reasons and I have no idea what must have been like inside.” No judgement, just understanding.Thank you, Tumblr. It means a lot.